Does anyone know how to apply for their true birth certificate if one was born in a resttlement camp? I have applied for my UK birth certifcate through the normal channels and it cannot be found in the regular registers. I was told that births for displaced persons were recorded in another register. As of now, I have not been able to find where. If anyone can help, I would greatly appreciate it.
I believe we lived at the "Hedgemoor Camp" in 1948 through 1952. I was born during the time my parents were living at this camp. My 'short-form' birth certificate states "Horsham-Billingshurst" as the place of birth registration. I need my true birth certificate for validation and I am having a lot of trouble securing it.
I was born in Hodgemoor Camp while my parents lived there in 1947. My christening was recorded in the Catholic Church in Beaconsfield. My birth was in an army field hospital in Diddington, Hunts. which is what is listed on my birth certificate as place of birth. My sister was born in 1950 in a hospital in Amersham(?)
Grazyna have you tried The General Register They maintain the national archive of all births, marriages and deaths dating back to 1837. The link is:- www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/
Andrzej Diddington was an American Army Station Hospital no.49 In 1945 the Americans left and the hospital became Polish Hospital no.6 The hospital treated both wounded Polish soldiers and civilians. It also had a very large maternity unit, records show some 1070 babies were born there.